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March 18, 2019

Hartford, New Haven Schools Slow To Respond To FOI Test

by Christine Stuart | Mar 18, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Education | FOIA | Sunshine Week | Town News | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Transparency

HARTFORD, CT — Two of Connecticut’s largest school districts have so far failed to comply with requests for public information as part of a statewide test conducted by news organizations to mark Sunshine Week 2019.

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March 4, 2019

Officials Begin Discussing Future Of Tweed-New Haven Airport With Connecticut Airport Authority

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Environment | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Aviation officials and the city of New Haven have begun discussions on the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport, which could lead to an agreement with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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January 30, 2019

OP-ED | Keeping an Eye on Regionalization, Charter Schools, and Other Education Issues

by Barth Keck | Jan 30, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Education | Election 2016 | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Danbury | Hartford | New Haven | Norwalk

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Another year, another wave of proposed laws. As a teacher, I’m always interested in how new laws might affect schools. Two specific proposals caught my eye.

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January 29, 2019

Looney Revs Up Car Tax Reform Again

by Sam Gurwitt | Jan 29, 2019 1:15pm
Posted to: Equality | State Budget | Taxes | New Haven

Martin Looney pulled up to the Whitney Center in his 2012 Honda Accord — hoping that come next year, his latest ideas for tax reform will become law, and that the tax bill for his vehicle will drop by two thirds.

Sam Gurwitt has more for the New Haven Independent

January 28, 2019

Regionalization and Consolidation of School Districts Has Towns on Edge

by Jack Kramer | Jan 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Branford | New Haven | North Branford | Norwalk | Wilton

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HARTFORD, CT — The concept of regionalizing and consolidating school districts to save the cash-strapped state is not a new one, but two new bills pushing the initiative have moved the issue front and center this legislative session.

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January 11, 2019

Tweed Workers Stay On The Job Despite Shutdown

by Jack Kramer | Jan 11, 2019 4:52pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | New Haven | Aviation

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Noting that Saturday will mark the longest partial government shutdown in the country’s history, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy came to Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Friday to try and get President Donald Trump to back down.

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January 8, 2019

Tweed Airport, East Hartford Lose Larson To Higher Ed

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Local Politics | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN —With its executive director leaving after a decade-long run for a high-level state position, Tweed New Haven-Regional Airport is about to enter another chapter with a yet-to-be-named new leader on board.

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January 4, 2019

Towns Take Lead Pushing Plastic-Bag Ban

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport

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Fueled by environmentalists and frustrated by state inaction, a growing number of Connecticut communities are taking or considering action on their own to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores to help protect the environment.

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December 12, 2018

State Doubles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Meet Need

by Jack Kramer | Dec 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Town News | Groton | Mansfield-Storrs | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | Stamford | Torrington | Westport | Windham

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine new dispensaries in New Haven, Westport, Stamford, Torrington, Meriden, Groton, Newington, Mansfield, and Windham to serve the state’s growing medical marijuana program.

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December 3, 2018

ANALYSIS | Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access

by Ellen Andrews | Dec 3, 2018 11:41am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | State Budget | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Last week the state Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing on a plan to transfer 28,500 mostly Medicaid patients, now served by three Yale-New Haven (YNHH) neighborhood primary care clinics, to a new site on Long Wharf.

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